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    Manafort was in debt to pro-Russia interests, Cyprus records show
    Jul20

    Manafort was in debt to pro-Russia interests, Cyprus records show

    July 20, 2017 9:52 AMNEW YORK (NYTIMES) – Financial records filed last year in the secretive tax haven of Cyprus, where Paul Manafort kept bank accounts during his years working in Ukraine and investing with a Russian oligarch, indicate that he had been in debt to pro-Russia interests by as much as US$17 million (S$23 million) before he...

    When Pushing Democracy on Others Backfires
    Jul20

    When Pushing Democracy on Others Backfires

    In her July 13 op-ed in Foreign Affairs, “How U.S. Officials Can Craft Innovative Human Rights Policy,” former Ambassador Sarah Mendelson recalls her work as a senior, politically-appointed foreign policy official in the Obama administration. Her personal mission, as she recalls, was to “elevate human rights”–first within USAID, and later when...

    Pro-Russians proclaim a new state
    Jul20

    Pro-Russians proclaim a new state

    The head of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has declared the creation of a new state in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source:...

    Russia backs bill to strip ?terrorists? of citizenship
    Jul20

    Russia backs bill to strip ?terrorists? of citizenship

    MOSCOW: Russian MPs on Wednesday passed a law to strip naturalised citizens of passports for offences classed as “terrorism” following a deadly April suicide bombing in the Saint Petersburg metro. The lower house of parliament passed the bill in its final third reading. It now goes through the senate and to President Vladimir Putin for a final...

    Ukraine Needs to Address Its Paramilitary Problem
    Jul20

    Ukraine Needs to Address Its Paramilitary Problem

    Michael Sheldon Security, Europe Volunteer battalions represent a legitimacy dilemma for the Ukrainian government. Since the conclusion of Maidan, politically motivated private security actors operating in parallel with the Ukrainian government have played an integral part in the country’s security landscape. While some have been...

    EU Condemns Declaration Of ‘Little Russia’ By Ukrainian Separatists
    Jul20

    EU Condemns Declaration Of ‘Little Russia’ By Ukrainian Separatists

    The European Union condemned a move by Ukrainian separatists to declare the creation of a “Little Russia” within the Donetsk region of Ukraine and urged Russia to distance itself from the proposition. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Pavel Sheremet murder: Who killed journalist in Kiev car bomb?
    Jul20

    Pavel Sheremet murder: Who killed journalist in Kiev car bomb?

    Pavel Sheremet’s friends say they are making more progress investigating his murder than the police. …read more Source:...

    NYT: Manafort Owed Pro-Russia Interests Millions Before Joining Trump Team
    Jul20

    NYT: Manafort Owed Pro-Russia Interests Millions Before Joining Trump Team

    Paul Manafort owed millions of dollars to pro-Russia interests before he became President Donald Trump’s campaign chairman last year, the New York Times reported late Wednesday. According to the New York Times report, which cited financial records filed in Cyprus in 2016, Manafort — who kept bank accounts in the low tax jurisdiction — owed...

    Trump Jr., Manafort To Testify Before Senate Panel Next Week
    Jul20

    Trump Jr., Manafort To Testify Before Senate Panel Next Week

    President Donald Trump’s eldest son and former campaign chairman are slated to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week. Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort are among the big-ticket names now expected at a July 26 hearing as part of that panel’s probe into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the foreign...

    Ukraine’s separatists propose a new country: Little Russia. Kremlin denies any involvement
    Jul20

    Ukraine’s separatists propose a new country: Little Russia. Kremlin denies any involvement

    The Russian government said it was taken by surprise Tuesday when the rebel leader of a breakaway region of eastern Ukraine proposed the creation of a new nation state called Malorossiya, or Little Russia. The head of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, Alexander Zakharchenko, told reporters… …read more Source: Los...